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Blade of the Immortal (2017)

Directed by Takashi Miike

Action | Thriller | Fantasy

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria

Overview

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

Rated R | Length 140 minutes

Actors

Chiaki Kuriyama | Kazuki Kitamura | Shun Sugata | Takuya Kimura | Yōko Yamamoto | Masanobu Katsumura | Renji Ishibashi | Tsutomu Yamazaki | Erika Toda | Hayato Ichihara | Ken Kaneko | Chisun | Shima Ohnishi | Min Tanaka | Seizô Fukumoto | Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi | Ebizo Ichikawa | Sota Fukushi | Masayuki Deai | Takuma Hiraoka | Sei Matobu | Shinnosuke Mitsushima | Hana Sugisaki | Takuma Otoo | Takahiro Kuroishi | Takashi Kitadai | Koji Yamaguchi | Wataru Ichinose | Toru Iwasu | Chika Katou | Yoshiyuki Shibata | Yoshiie Akihito | Yusuke Sugiyama | Ayami Nakamura | Haruna Kishimoto | Yukiharu Sugiyama | Rui Nishio | Eiji Yamada | Sakurako Moteki | Yukiharu Yamaguchi | Hideko Sono | Gouichi Natsuyama | Tadayoshi Kobashi | Ryuji Kasahara | Takahiro Hotta | Kazuto Seike | Chikara Motoyama

Viewing Notes

FF2017 Day 4/Movie 1: Not a Fantastic Fest without Takashi Miike. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL brings the big bloody battles in spades but given the source material this would play better as a TV series to spend more time with these characters. Big bloody battle Miike is fine but I miss weird wild Miike. BLADE is straightforward and faithful to manga, maybe to a fault.

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